Doodle Bugs

The Virginia Museum of Natural History offers children ages 3-5 the opportunity to experience science first-hand with its annual Doodle Bugs! program. The hour-long programs include imaginative stories, fun activities, games and crafts that spark creativity and curiosity. They are the perfect opportunity for adults and grandparents to learn and have fun with their children! Programs are held at 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month from September through May. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Doodle Bugs! is also available to daycare providers! A museum educator will visit your daycare to provide the Doodle Bugs! program on a day that suits your needs. Of course, the museum will also offers the opportunities for daycares to bring their children to VMNH to participate in the program.

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2021-22 Doodle Bugs! Schedule

Pre-registration is required one week prior to each program Please note that masks are required during indoor activities. A minimal $7/child is required. A program may be canceled, if the minimum is not met. For more information, please contact us via email or at 276-634-4187.

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February 9, 2022
Under the Sea

March 9, 2022
Roll with the Wind

April 13, 2022
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May 11, 2022
Bugs, Bugs, Everywhere!

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Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday - Monday: Closed


$10 for ages 18-59
$5 for ages 3-17, seniors 60+, and college students
FREE for children under 3, museum members, and members of ASTC participating institutions

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